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Trackberry

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: trakberē

Sentence: Rosie is more than happy with her trackberry and it’s ability to tell her how to not get lost. The GPS function can even tell her where to get a tasty eclair. Friends can track her whereabouts and meet up at a moment’s notice. She discovered its drawback the other day when she was about to give in to the urge for sweets and received a veto text from her mom. She now parks her SPiPHONE with a friend at the local health food store before heading to the pastry shop.

Etymology: track (follow the course or trail of someone or something) + Blackberry (brand of wireless phone/e-mail device)

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Scareveillance

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: scair-VAYL-ehns

Sentence: At first Harriet found the constant scrutiny of her whereabouts and activities to be comforting but as she found it to be more and more intrusive she became somewhat paranoid and began to refer to it as scareveillance, and wished she knew how to put an end to it.

Etymology: Blend of 'scare' (frighten) and 'surveillance' (The act of observing or the condition of being observed)

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COMMENTS:

Frightfully great create! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:00:00

great combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-27: 14:25:00

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Perveasivecomputing

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: pervasive computing

Sentence: I feel so much safer, yet somehow exposed with all the perveasivecomputing keeping track of me.

Etymology: perve (to spy on) + pervasive computing (technology everywhere)

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COMMENTS:

short sentence but so powerful! Plus a perve-ectly great verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:23:00

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Scareveillance

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: scair-VAYL-ehns

Sentence: At first Wilhelmena found the constant scrutiny of her whereabouts and activities to be comforting but as she found it to be more and more intrusive she became somewhat paranoid and began to refer to it as scareveillance, and wished she knew how to put an end to it.

Etymology: Blend of 'scare' (frighten) and 'surveillance' (The act of observing or the condition of being observed)

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Tracknowledgy

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: trak/nol/ed/gee

Sentence: The lastest tracknowledgy elicits extreme anxiety as well as solace when you realize that Big Brother is riding piggyback wherever you go.

Etymology: track + knowledge + edgy + technology

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COMMENTS:

Your creative puns always amaze me ... but this one is especially excellent! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:17:00

Touche, jw...Big Brother has tons of siblings! - Nosila, 2009-02-27: 23:10:00

Excellent - TJayzz, 2009-02-28: 13:19:00

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Entrusion

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: en troo sjun

Sentence: In an effort to keep their family safe, Henry and Marcia had installed high-tech, state of the art handheld surveillance devices. Although they thought this answered their fears, they did not realize that this entrusion applied to their daughter's love-life and they now knew way more than they wanted to...

Etymology: Engineering (the practical application of science to commerce or industry) & Intrusion (entrance by force or without permission or welcome)

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Scrutinanny

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skroōtnanē

Sentence: The Wilsons originally installed their CCTV system as a security measure. They soon found that it was a way to keep tabs on their sometimes-too-active daughter. The system became a virtual scrutinanny. For some strange reason, their darling offspring couldn't wait to get out of the house each morning. Mom couldn't understand why she started referring to herself as an inmate.

Etymology: scrutiny (critical observation or examination) + Nanny (a person, typically a woman, employed to care for a child in its own home)

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COMMENTS:

No chance her becoming a screwtinanny then? love it! - galwaywegian, 2009-02-27: 05:16:00

Maybe it's time for the Super Scrutinanny? - readerwriter, 2009-02-27: 11:04:00

Ah ... even parents ... are becoming Big Brothers ... and your create is a perfect verbotomy for them! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:12:00

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Eeksposure

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: eek-spoh-zher

Sentence: Joyce loves her devices but she is also afraid of the eeksposure they create. Thankfully her mom cannot even turn on the computer without help.

Etymology: e (electronic) + eek (sound of a squeak of fear) + exposure (disclosure, as of something private or secret)

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Facespooked

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: fays-spookt

Sentence: Frank, was...well, frankly, freaked. Obviously, he hadn't thought through the consequences of who he accepted as friends on Facebook. And now, his English teacher from 8th grade was correcting his grammar! At 7.35AM that morning, to answer, "What are you doing right now?" Frank had said, "I can't get no satisfaction." By 7.37AM, Miss Primm had commented, "Frank, it is 'I can't get any satisfaction.' Remember our lessons on the double negative?" He was getting Facespooked!

Etymology: Playing on FACEBOOK + SPOOK, to haunt, scare, frighten

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COMMENTS:

-excellent word; LOL sentence! - splendiction, 2009-02-27: 18:40:00

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Socianoid

Created by: SeepyG

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-27: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-02-27: 10:50:00
WOW! Everyone created a first rate verbotomy! You have my admiration and awe every day, but even more so today!

silveryaspen - 2009-02-27: 10:52:00
I'd vote for every verbotomy today if I could!

silveryaspen - 2009-02-27: 10:59:00
It's also great to see more verbotomists submitting definitions for James and all of us! They are the lifeblood of this game. Which is more challenging: to creat a definition or create a verbotomy?

readerwriter - 2009-02-27: 11:08:00
Maybe that should be a definition, eh? Noun: the anxiety caused by the challenge of whether to create a definition or a verbotomy

silveryaspen - 2009-02-27: 11:21:00
Now all you have to do is submit it in the right place, readerwriter!

splendiction - 2009-02-27: 18:36:00
I'm going to need a lobotomy from my verbotomy at this rate!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-10: 00:09:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

'Henry!! It's a code red!'

DEFINITION: n. The uneasy comfort that comes from knowing that your family, your friends, the police, the taxman, and every marketer in the world, are using the newest technology track your every move. v. To lose your privacy due to technology.

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